Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Information Issues" PowerPoints

The PowerPoint slides from today's discussion is available:

Information Issues Part I

Information Issues Part II

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Final Bibliography and Final Exam

I will e-mail each of you your current grades tonight (Thursday, 11/19).

For those of you who still need to make corrections to your bibliographies, these must be submitted to me through e-mail by 2:00 p.m. on 12/1. You will receive information about this individually tonight.

Reminders about the final exam and exam review:
  • The final is during our regular class period on 12/1
  • If you do not attend class on 11/24 and miss the exam review, do not contact me to "find out what was covered." You must consult a classmate.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Opportunity for You

You have the opportunity to either get 3 points extra credit OR remove one (1) absence. You cannot do both and you can only receive a MAXIMUM of 3 extra credit points (i.e. you can only do ONE option below).

Submit reports to me through e-mail (pembertona@uncw.edu).

This must be completed by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 12/1.

The report should be a MINIMUM of 2 pages.

Two pages = two full pages, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced. A report that is a page and a half with 14 point font and 2 inch margins will not be accepted. You must have a MINIMUM of 2 pages. This is roughly 475 to 500 words.

You may select ONE of the following:
  • Create a marketing/advertising campaign for Randall Library in a 2 page report. You might reflect on a catch phrase the library could use, new ways to advertise services, or an icon the library could use in Blackboard or other online tools.

  • Interview any librarian in person (not through e-mail) and submit a 2 page report on what you learned from the experience. You must prepare questions for the interview (i.e. do not make the interview work for the librarian. You must be prepared with questions).

  • Interview a professor (either in person or via e-mail) within your major or potential major about how he or she uses the library. Submit a 2 page summary.

  • Visit any public library and submit a 2 page report about your visit. You might describe the differences between the public library and Randall Library in your report.

  • Think about the "library of the future" and submit a 2 page report about your "vision." Use specific examples about what you hope to see.

  • Download the library toolbar and evaluate it in a 250 word report. Make specific comments about what you like or do not like: http://library.uncw.edu/web/instruction/toolbars.html

  • Evaluate EndNote Web by creating an account, using it for your annotated bibliography or another project for another class, and evaluating it in a 250 word report: http://library.uncw.edu/web/research/citation/myendnoteweb.html

  • Evaluate Zotero by creating an account, using it for your annotated bibliography or another project for another class, and evaluating it in a 250 word report: http://www.zotero.org/

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Information Overload .ppt

We will be reviewing part of this .ppt in class on Thursday (11/12/09): .ppt

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More on MOWC

I will see if I can arrange a visit to the Museum of World Cultures. If not, there is more information about it online: http://library.uncw.edu/museum/index.html

Thursday (11/12/09)

On Thursday we will meet in the Curriculum Materials Center in Watson School of Education (#127).

Please bring all your corrected annotated bibliography "parts" as I want to review how to compile these for the final bibliography.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Printing "Back in the Day"

If you were interested in the "Signs of the Times" video from early in the semester (specifically Gutenberg's printing press) you'll be interested in this video about early boook printing: http://vimeo.com/5228616. It's about 7 minutes long.

Future of Randall Library?

Here's a brief article about a "modern" library from the Chronicle: